Katherine qualified as a Chartered UK Patent Attorney in April 2013 and as Chartered European Patent Attorney in 2014.
She is involved in the full range of patent filing, prosecution, and advisory work for a variety of clients, predominantly in the fields of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and related technologies.
Katherine graduated with a MSc honours degree in Chemistry from the University of York, having specialised in analytical Chemistry, with a final research project analysing embalming agents used in Yemeni mummification.
After graduating, Katherine spent some time as a Research Assistant within the Physics Department at the University of Birmingham where she was part of a research team developing Positron Emission Tomography for use in industry and research.
Her patent practice covers a range of technical areas, generally within the healthcare and chemistry sectors, with a particular focus on medical devices, wound care, pharmaceuticals, formulations, and analytical chemistry.
Katherine represents a wide range of clients, from individual inventors and small start-ups all the way up to multi-national companies and overseas agents. Katherine has conducted pharmaceutical patent work on behalf of clients such as Sygnature Discovery Ltd, Oncotherics Ventures Limited, and Caldan Therapeutics Limited, medical device work on behalf of clients such as Selentus Science Limited and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, as well as working in other technical fields on behalf of clients such as Aburnet Limited, Oat Services Limited, and Dartex Coatings Limited.
How do you help clients?
I work with a range of overseas agents, including agents from the US, India, and China, to prosecute European patent applications which were initially filed in other countries.
I draft patent applications for filing in the UK and Europe and have considerable experience in prosecuting patent applications both in the UK and Europe and in overseas territories such as the US and China.
I also manage international patent portfolios, carry out clearance searches and provide freedom-to-operate advice to clients, helping clients to realise the value from their developments and to take products forward to market with suitable protection in place.
- Obtained UK and overseas patents for a UK manufacturer for a hairnet for use as headwear for hygienic purposes, e.g., in food preparation areas, healthcare settings and factories, which effectively contains and prevents shedding of hair.
- Granted US patent for a UK R&D company for a solvent-free oat lipid extract containing high levels of polar lipids.
- Granted US and European patents for a University Hospitals Trust for a novel MRI method for the study of gastrointestinal transit in a human or animal subject.